Although he was a composer, guitarist and singer since his teens, Ricardo Beas never played with a band. In the 70's he played at singing cafes in Tijuana, inspired by such musicians as the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Emerson Lake & Palmer and others. In 2003 he started the Café Peyote project as the United States invaded Iraq for a second time. He knew it was time to start recording his music and expressing all his thoughts on many issues that are now the forefront of a world collapsing on itself, by design. In 2007 Ricardo met Luis Elorza, a talented multi-instrumental musician and producer, who helped fuel Ricardo's compositions into masterful songs that one critic described as textured acoustic space rock. With Paco Elorza playing drums and percussions, they fused a style that is unique, melodic but heavy and whose lyrics merit deep analysis, as the message gets very personal with the listener. As Ricardo states in the CD's insert, It's not easy to confront the truth Not when it shatters our beliefs I'm here to make a statement And I might be wrong But you have to decide Be objective - Use critical thinking! The first rule of critical thinking is Question Authority The second first rule of critical thinking is Question yourself For you are your biggest authority Join Café Peyote and be a part of the change that must come, in others, but more than anything, in ourselves. Take your favorite drink, sit down and relax, and let Café Peyote take you through a musical experience that will help you understand why we are where we are today. Ricardo lives in San Diego, CA and the Elorza brothers live in Tijuana, Mexico. Soon the band will be playing together for the first time since they started their first recording. Fans will find that it was worth the wait. Learn more about Café Peyote, including information on upcoming events at www.cafepeyote.com and www.myspace.com/cafepeyote. Also visit YouTube for Café Peyote videos. Enjoy!
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